Contact Information

Pam Miller Volunteer Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND

North Dakota

Committee Leadership

Mr. Bob Wefald
State Chair Mr. Steve Miller Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Greg Wilz
Chair Emeritus
Mr. Scott Staudinger
Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Steve Slocum
Area 1 Chair Mr. Rich Brauhn
Area 8 Chair
Area 2 Chair Mr. Jerry Engelman
Ombudsman Director
Mr. Erling Rolfson
Area 3 Chair Mr. Kevin Iverson
Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Jill Montgomery-Holwerda
Area 4 Chair Mr. Bob Walton
Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dave Johnston
Area 5 Chair Mr. Darrel Williams
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rod Olin
Area 6 Chair

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.


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December 08, 2016Plant Manager with Archer Daniels Midland honored by the Department of Defense

ENDERLIN, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Sean Rath, plant manager with Archer Daniels Midland was honored Nov. 29 with the Patriot Award for his support of Spc. Jacob Bellefy, 2-136 Combined Arms Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard. The ceremony was hosted by ESGR volunteer, Dave Rickford.

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November 10, 2016Dentistry owner receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award

BISMARCK, N.D. – Congratulations and thank you to Bismarck dentistry owner, Dr. Arliss Brend, DDS, who was presented the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award Nov. 2 by ESGR State Chair Robert Wefald.

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November 08, 2016North Dakota state chair accepts Rough Rider Society plaque
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve held their mini Annual Planning and Awards Meeting East in Fargo Oct. 25.  Learn More.